The towing capacity of the 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup ranges from 8,800 pounds to 14,150 pounds, depending on the truck's engine, transmission and equipment. Maximum, gross, vehicle-weight ratings come in between 14,000 and 20,000 pounds.
The 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck came with the option of three available engines: a 5.9-liter, V8 gasoline, a 5.9-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel inline-six cylinder or a mammoth 8.0-liter V-10 pulled from the Dodge Viper Sports car.
The gas V-8 offers the least towing capacity at up to 8,900 pounds, followed by the V-10, which can pull up to 13,400 pounds. The torque-rich diesel inline-six is frequently the engine of choice for those who need to tow larger boats and trailers. Its maximum tow rating of 14,150 pounds plus extra available equipment designed for pulling and hauling heavy loads make it the workhorse among the three engines Dodge offered for the 2000 model year.